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So I had to go buy some lettuce today. A Price Chopper is down the road from where I live, at Dundas West & Runnymede (and its prices! They’re chopped!).
On my way out, though, with my $1.50 worth of lettuce, I saw it: one of the most disgusting and horrifying things I’ve ever seen.
06-07-06_17562.jpgThere are three things wrong with the photo at left, snapped (unfortunately) with my cellphone camera.

  1. There are no license plates on the car. Anywhere.
  2. That’s a Hummer H2, which, if anyone is interested, gets about 8-10 MPG, contributes about 3.4 metric tons of carbon emissions to the atmosphere in a year, and costs at least $60,000.
  3. It’s in a handicapped parking space. There are no handicapped parking tags, stickers, or permits anywhere on the vehicle (I checked), and the owner – middle-aged, ugly as sin, and balding, with some reddish-brown hair – walking quickly into the store seemed able-bodied enough. There were at least three empty parking spaces in a fifty-foot radius from this spot.

This is wrong on so many levels: it’s insulting to handicapped people, terrible for the environment, and illegal twice over. Can we please get these worthless, ugly, polluting cars banned already?